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Trinity International Growth Programme (TIGP)

TIGP sponsored by Bank of Ireland in partnership with the British Irish Chamber of Commerce

The Partnership

The ‘Trinity International Growth Programme, in partnership with Bank of Ireland and the British Irish Chamber of Commerce' is a bespoke executive education programme for senior managers in SMEs across the Republic of Ireland, Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The course is a joint initiative from Bank of Ireland Business and Corporate Banking in the Republic of Ireland and Bank of Ireland UK and the British Irish Chamber of Commerce together with Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin. The course is designed for senior executives in SMEs who are looking to scale their business via export.

The programme was inaugurated in 2016 and is set to run over an initial period of three years.

The ‘Trinity International Growth Programme, in partnership with Bank of Ireland and the British Irish Chamber of Commerce’ will run over three years, and will involve twenty firms in year one. The course will commence in February 2016 with the second stage of the course taking place in April and the final project element of the course running over May and June 2016.

Programme participants will receive intensive classes, case study sessions, seminars, guest talks and workshops. A key attribute of the programme is the mentored project where participants will be able to translate their learning from the programme into a value added commercial outcome for their business. Each participant will work on an export and scaling based project for their business in a way that would have tangible and measurable benefit for their organisation

The Programme

The programme is designed to facilitate the scaling of SME's with a focus on export growth. The course will comprise of two three-day lecture and workshop stages and an Export and Scaling project.

Topics covered on the course will include:

  • Approach to Business Analysis and Strategic Planning
  • Organisational Design Issues for Export and Scaling
  • Finance for Scaling and Export
  • In-market Competitor Analysis
  • In-market Customer Analysis
  • Scaling and Export Business Modelling
  • Marketing
  • Sales (including direct and indirect channel management)

Entry Requirements

Applicants will meet the following criteria: turnover of €500k to €25m; 10-50 employees and engaged in developing new products or entering new markets. We are looking for progressive companies, supportive management, good products and good geographical spread.

Selection Process

Applicants will be selected on the basis of meeting the criteria as determined by a selection panel chaired by Trinity Business School. Applicants will be selected and informed before the end of 2017 and will receive induction information including dates and details of the programme.

Course Dates

March 2018

  • Thursday 22nd
  • Friday 23rd
  • Saturday 24th

April 2018

  • Thursday 26th
  • Friday 27th

May 2018

  • Friday 25th

Course Assessment

The course is a non-credit bearing. Successful completion will be on the basis of completion and submission of the project.

Course Fees / Price

The cost of the course to participants will be €2,000 / £1,850

When to Apply

The application form can be downloaded from the Trinity Business School website, completed and emailed to Information about Executive Education can be found here.